County crews will begin tree removals and trimming along the project corridor as soon as mid-March, a prime time of year for this work. For this project, this work will provide required clearance for people walking, biking and rolling when the project is complete.
In addition, crews from Xcel Energy will also be on site performing tree removals and trimming as required for overhead power line clearance.
If your property is directly along the corridor you may see crews on or near your property. Please be careful while crews are on site removing trees and preparing for construction.
This work may also require short term parking restrictions and lane closures to maintain a safe working environment for you and our crews. We will maintain traffic in both directions during this work, however there may be some delays. Please allow for extra time and drive safely around crews.
Utility repairs and relocations
In addition to tree removals and trimming, you may see private utility companies performing utility repairs or relocations through the corridor this spring.
While this work is separate from our project, the utility companies are performing this work to ensure that their facilities are up-to-date and in locations that will not conflict with our work.
Construction activities and staging
As soon as early April, initial work such as temporary signal installation will begin. This is in advance of the actual construction on the project, which could begin as soon as May. We anticipate work being completed by the end of October.
There will be two weekend closures of the intersection of Portland Avenue and 60th Street, along with a three week closure of the Highway 62 (Crosstown) ramps. Otherwise, Portland Avenue will remain open to traffic during the duration of the project.
We will provide more details about the project, timing, and closure dates, on the project website as we get closer to construction beginning.